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COVID: Symptoms of omicron variant ‘appear less severe’, although risk to health systems remains

  • James Gallagher
  • Health and Science Correspondent, BBC News, Paris

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Preliminary studies published in the United Kingdom and South Africa indicate that symptoms caused by the omicron variant appear to be less severe.

Early evidence suggests that fewer people need hospitalization to deal with the virus, compared to other variables, with a reduction ranging from 30% to 70%.

However, there are still concerns that although omicron is milder, the increasing number of cases is being overwhelmed. a Hospitals.

More than 100,000 cases were reported in the UK in a single day for the first time since the pandemic began.

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